I was thinking that there should be a word for a 60th of a second, is there?
Our hours and minutes are split into 60ths so it makes sense to me. Also, 60fps (frames per second) is a common framerate in game development.
You could call it a "third" if you wanted to. But, of course, it is not commonly used. Etymologically:
pars minuta prima, first diminished part (1/60 of an hour), was shortened to "minute"
pars minuta secunda, second diminished part (1/60 of that), was shortened to "second"
So how would you shorten the next in line, 1/60 of that?
Here we go:
In 1267, the medieval scientist Roger Bacon stated the times of full moons as a number of hours, minutes, seconds, thirds, and fourths (horae, minuta, secunda, tertia, and quarta) after noon on specified calendar dates.
Tick has been used for the same purpose (basic unit of time) on other computers.
The Wiktionary page for jiffy shows the meaning as "A unit of time defined by the frequency of its basic timer; historically, and by convention, 0.01 seconds, but some operating systems use other values", and Wiktionary defines tick as "A jiffy (unit of time defined by basic timer frequency)".
In the U.S., one could reasonably use the "electronics" sense of jiffy, which is "The time between alternating current power cycles (1/60 or 1/50 of a second)", as a name for 1/60th of a second.
A 60 sided 2D shape is a hexacontagon, and a 60 sided 3D object is a hexecontahedron. So, as deca- is x10 and deci is /10, we get hexecontisecond (or hexacontisecond). Unfortunately, no one will know what you're taking about.
A 60th of second is about 0.0166666667 seconds, or 16.6666667 milliseconds, or 17 ms.
You could also refer to it as 60 Herz or 60 Hz; meaning 60 times a second.
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